Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
They were deadly on the ground; Now they have wings
When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family. The action climaxes with an incredible crash sequence in Las Vegas.
Is there a six star option?
When it comes to Con Air, there are two kinds of people:-
1) People who think Con Air is fucking awesome.
2) People who I don't want to talk to.
"The last Mohican is burning, man!"
I hadn't seen this movie since it came out more than 15 years ago. I didn't much care for it then, but I have to confess I LOOOOOOOOOVED it today. What played as a ridiculously dumb action film then now hit me as a deliberately silly action comedy. There are some choices that were probably meant to play straight that have since aged into unintentional majesty (like the de rigueur Bruckheimer radio-friendly pop song that is hilariously dated AND so completely inappropriate for the material, LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live"), but for the most part this movie is deliciously self-aware.
The action is all rock solid, and the cast is impossibly great: John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Ving…
Sometimes the mere mention of a film in someone's review can give you that urge to watch something. Steve Grzesiak's review of Passenger 57 touched on an action classic in the shape of Con Air. It's cheesy, it's implausible, but it's wickedly entertaining in that no holds barred thrilling action style the late nineties doted on.
Simon West's film has more than just Nicolas Cage to carry it. Cage plays a former US Ranger who is jailed in the opening credits for killing a man during a bar brawl that threatened his unborn daughter. Serving seven years, he's on a prison transport plane home to Alabama and release, as the rest of the inmates are on their way to a…
I remember a few years ago, on a cold Saturday during my second year of University, Con Air was on BBC1. All of my friends had gone out drinking so I thought to myself “hey, what better way to spend a Saturday evening than in the company of Messrs Cage, Cusack and Malkovich?”. A few nights later I was flicking through the TV when, lo and behold, I saw that Con Air was on again, though this time it had been demoted to BBC3. With nothing better to do, I decided to tune…
I love Nic Cage, but I don't think I've ever seen him be so badass in any other movie. Shit just got real.
>>I'm going to show you God does exist. <<
CON AIR is everything you could ever want from a Nic Cage action movie. Seriously, this is good stuff. Nic Cage has got a very bad southern accent (basically giving him the excuse to not really try when acting... this makes for some crazy results...), Lynyrd Skynyrd is listened to whilst aboard aircraft, Nic Cage's accent, explosions that Michael Bay would freak out about, fight scenes where the camera is moving so fast that you can't tell what's going on, Steve Buscemi plays a Lectar-like mass murderer (definitely one of the most miscasted roles ever by the way...), oh and it's a bit racist. Also, Nic Cage's accent.
+1 Star for Dave Chappelle being in this.
-1 Star for Dave Chappelle being in this.
Fun, but full of cheesy stuff and forced plot points
The first film where Bruckheimer really just the everything at the production and it fucking sticks. This film is the ultimate guilty pleasure - it made my mother cry!
If Speed had been set on a Plane and Nicholas Cage had been cast in Die Hard, you would have: Con Air.
If you were to ask one thing of Nicholas Cage, it would be to never attempt to mimic a southern accent. If you were to ever ask Steve Buscemi to do something, it would be a sociopathic serial killer who doubles as a psychologist (and a gambler). Con Air starts off as just about any regular heist movie you could think of, but escalates so absurdly towards the end of the movie, it all seems to go off the rails in a catastrophic blaze of glory. In random segments of the movie, you'll hear the soundtrack change from…
They really don't make movies like this anymore.
Action isn't action anymore!
A fuckin' masterpiece of '90s action.
Malkovich is even better than Cage, though both are at obvious career highs here. An amazing collaboration between the composer's electric guitars and the writer's genius-level understanding of action clichés, brought together by what must have been a huge conventional-effects budget.
SO MUCH AWESOME.
Absolute over-the-top action flick (classic Bruckheimer really) with a cast that features some of the best 90s acting persona out there, some of which are still alive and kicking to this day (apart from John Cusack it seems). Nicolas Cage is one of my favourite artists, not because he can act or makes good movies, but it personally think that he must be absolutely insane, there is no other explaination for the way he acts, delivers his lines and the uncalled for intensitiy of his scenes ( "Put the Bunny back in the Box!" ). The story is typically ridicilous in a good way and similar to Air Force One or Speed. One complain is the addition of Steve Buscemi's character, there was no point to it really. Great 90s action explosion-o-rama with so many showdowns you don't know where to look. Awesome.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
- Transformers: The Movie
- Home Alone
- Blade Runner
There are some voracious film watchers on Letterboxd with diverse tastes so I thought it would be interesting to see…